Aching Sleepers, Rejoice — These 11 Pillows Will Help Reduce Nightly Neck Pain

In an attempt to cure our deepest slumber troubles, we’ve scoured the internet for the best of the best in cooling sheets, mattress toppers, and weighted blankets — but our quest for the ultimate night’s rest doesn't end there. After rounding up pillows strategically crafted for side sleepers, we’re now on the hunt for nighttime head support that will help prevent stiff and sore necks. That’s right — your pillow might be the reason you’re waking up with cricks and creaks as you try to shake off sleep every morning.
According to Spine-Health, an educational-health publisher, “Without the right pillow support, the intricate structures in the neck will be stressed, which will worsen any existing neck condition and lead to daytime neck pain or stiffness.” Proper support translates to a pillow that provides neutral spine alignment for your body and sleep position (stay away from anything that’s too firm and high or too flat and soft). If all that couch-slouching, makeshift-desk working, and late-night doom-scrolling has translated to a stiffer-than-usual neck, then we’ve got a reviewer-approved pillow to help support it while you snooze, ahead.
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